ENERGY STAR Score for Indoor Ice Rinks (Canada)

Last updated: 02-09-2018
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The ENERGY STAR score for indoor ice rinks in Canada applies to public or private buildings that include one or more ice sheets used for recreational or professional skating, hockey or ringette. The objective of the ENERGY STAR score is to provide a fair assessment of the energy performance of a property, relative to its peers, taking into account the climate, weather, and business activities at the property. A statistical analysis of the peer building population is performed to identify the aspects of building activity that are significant drivers of energy use and then to normalize for those factors. The result of this analysis is an equation that predicts the energy use of a property, based on its experienced business activities. The energy use prediction for a building is compared to its actual energy use to yield a 1 to 100 percentile ranking of performance, relative to the national population.

  • Property types. The ENERGY STAR score for indoor ice rinks applies to public or private buildings thatinclude one or more ice sheets used for recreational or professional skating, hockey or ringette. The ENERGY STAR score applies to entire indoor ice rinks, whether they are single buildings or campuses of buildings.
  • Reference data. The analysis for indoor ice rinks in Canada is based on data from the Survey of Energy Consumption of Arenas (SECA), which was commissioned by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and carried out by Statistics Canada, and represents the energy consumption year 2014.
  • Adjustments for weather and business activity. The analysis includes adjustments for:
    • Number of full time equivalent workers
    • Number of months that the main indoor ice rink is in use
    • Total indoor ice rink size (m2)
    • Average number of indoor ice resurfacings per rink per week
    • Number of ice rink spectator seats in the facility
    • Number of curling sheets in the facility
    • Weather and climate (using heating and cooling degree days, retrieved based on postal code)
  • Release date. This is the first release of the ENERGY STAR score for indoor ice rinks in Canada.

This document presents details on the development of the 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score for indoor ice rinks. More information on the overall approach to develop ENERGY STAR scores is covered in our Technical Reference for the ENERGY STAR Score, available at www.energystar.gov/ENERGYSTARScore. The subsequent sections of this document offer specific details on the development of the ENERGY STAR score for indoor ice rinks.

Resource Type: Technical documentation